Death's Rival (Jane Yellowrock #5)
For a vampire killer like Jane, having Leo Pellisier as a boss took some getting used to. But now, someone is out to take his place as Master Vampire of the city of New Orleans, and is not afraid to go through Jane to do it. After an attack that’s tantamount to a wa...more
Everyone is good mate...
Everyone wants a piece of Jane...
Leo... Bruiser... Rick... Eli....
Damn vampire politics.
Damn the crazy vamps.
What I really hope not to read again?
What type of gear she is wearing.. what weapons she has on.
Just go out and kill someone.
And really.. the romance.
Fix it, if not sleep with everyone and move on!
There was an edge of desperation to Jane, and like with all the predators it only made her so much more lethal. I loved this book in all its savage wonders!
Great thing about Death's Rival, - it digs into Jane's childhood, forces her to uncover more of her memories and face her oldest trauma and fears.
She also has to face her current greatest fear and...more
Damn. Hard times for Jane.
A few thoughts:
After the events of the Raven Cursed, Jane is alone. The people she was closet to and trusted the most are no longer in her life and she is grieving those loses. Once again Jane has found herself in the middle of vamp drama/politics and is flying by the seat of her pants. She is also trying to hold to her secrets, and she coming closer to being outed...more
Jane is at it again, this time with her very own team. Eli an ex-ranger and his brother Alex Aka the Kid aka Stinky a juvenile delinquent hacker with skills that rival Reach's, have moved into Jane's NOLA house. They come with the skills to pay the bills plus Eli cooks a mean steak.
Jane's claim of being Leo's Enforcer is really coming back to haunt her, not only has she potentially started the largest vamp war in human memory but she has opened herself...more
And that would not be someone who would walk away from Leo Pellisier, especially when he’s facing a threat – one that...more
Arghhhh!!! I do NOT want to have to wait until April 2 for Blood Trade . No…don't make me!! Faith Hunter, you are so unfair leaving us as you did in Death's Rival!
This was so excellent! Resolves that Rick/Jane question that's been floating around GR! Even as it opens some new ones. We learn about a very formative episode in Jane's childhood and...more
An unknown enemy has targeted Leo for takeover, using the killing in Ashville as his excuse. And Jane takes the blame. Fortunately Aggie doesn't let her wallow in guilt this time. Go Aggie! So a much less angst ridden Jane has to stop a vampire plague and a takeover, as well as figure out who the mole is in their midst.
This one was one of m...more
A new master is getting vampires under his wing, if they don't plegde to him, they get infected with a disease that can kill them.
During these two trips, Jane is attacked. Again, Beast comes to the rescue.
As Leo's Enforcer she is to have a blood Bond with Leo. She is trying to avoid this.
Jane decides to hire two guys to form her own team. The older broth...more
Jane is working for Leo Pellesier again and he’s got her hunting down the cause of a vampire plague that’s being spread by a mysterious alpha vamp. He’s making MOCs (Master of the City) and their minions sick, and forcing them to recognize him as their master before offering them the cure. There might be a traitor in their midst too. Jane is soon thrown into a maelstrom of murder and carnage, and it’s not helping that she’...more
Time for Jane Yellowrock to do some investigating, using her new team to track down how the disea...more
Death's Rival was really hard for me to rate because the setup was really good and the ending was epic with...more
This series uses New Orleans as the backdrop, which is beautifully and lovingly detailed, providing a rich and vibrant fabric in which the stories unfold...more
The plot is well summarized by others, so I'll skip to my impressions. Overall, Death's Rival is fantastic. The action is great, if gruesome at times. The main story is interesting, and the resolution of it is great!
As always, Jane doesn't hesitate to do what must be done, despite the internal angst it causes her; she's still got the (sometimes frustrating) overactive guilt complex, but overall seems to be letting some of that go. Loved her growing acceptance of what she is, and getting to see m...more
Faith Hunter is a beautiful s...more
The book was action-packed and fast paced with strong writing, strong c...more
Each book, while being a complete adventure on its own, also is slowly and surely showing us more and more of Jane Yellowrock, who she is, what she is, what she is capable of. Of course, this also involves her relationships with those around her, and the many complications. Her 'inner self' has her own thoughts, which can confuse things!
The book finished on a high, I...more
The action in this installment is intense. Starting almost from page one, and it just keeps going.
Our trusty heroine, Jane is hunting this time for a cause to a mysterious aliment infecting vampires and their blood servants. The case takes her to multiple locals, and of course her current residence o...more
This latest installment follows Jane as she investigates a mysterious illness that is infecting some of the vampires. It seems an unnamed vamp is making a power-play, using the illness to force other vampires to swear fealty to him. Leo thinks it's the same person who att...more
Jane is once again working for Leo Pellisier (Master of the City of New Orleans and the Southeast US) and as a plague spreads through the vampire world, Leo sends his self-proclaimed Enforcer out to find answers. As Jane investigates, threads tie back to events that occurred in Ashville in book 4, Raven Cursed, and eve...more
Faith Hunter’s latest installment in her Jane Yellowrock series, Death’s Rival is one of the best books that I have read all year.
I’m a big fan of this series, so I was expecting to enjoy the book, but Death’s Rival blew me out of the water.
Jane is still adjusting to working for Leo, the Master of the City of New Orleans. And while the pay is great and the work is never boring, she still questions the wisdom of working for the vampire...more
Death's Rival is great urban fantasy and I wouldn't have had a single complaint if it ended at the natural conclusion to the story. I get a little annoyed when authors hit you with something in...more
The impossible has occurred. Vampires are now victims in a plague that is stretching across Seattle and Sedona. More and more vampires are being taken down due to this outbreak. This shouldn’t happen. Vampires should be immune to disease, and yet Jane Yellowrock gains further proof that curse is spreading as she sees the deterioration in people who should be eternally resilient. Sent in to investigate, Jane Yellowrock is placed right in the center of it all. Added to th...more
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